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unheard July 5, 2014 at 09:01 am
JanS I think the point is that women shouldn't have to pay themselves, especially considering thatRead More there always seems to be money available for a man to have a vasectomy.
unheard July 5, 2014 at 09:03 am
Funny how when you ask most pro-choice advocates to open their wallets right away and contribute toRead More the welfare of these children they suddenly change the subject.
Richard Fischer July 5, 2014 at 02:38 pm
What else can we expect from a Supreme Court majority of old white conservative men? They're simplyRead More unable to understand and empathize with women's needs and issues.
L. Malin Nevins June 18, 2014 at 08:26 am
I don't know who these children are that stress about class rank, but my guess is that they are atRead More the top. My personal experience is that my kids stress out over GPA, especially whether or not it is higher than their brother's or sister's. I have no idea what getting rid of class rank will change. It certainly won't make them more "cooperative learners, independent thinkers and problem solvers." They will still compete for grades, or are we getting rid of those too?
K Buchnat June 18, 2014 at 09:07 am
It is really not about "everyone gets a trophy" (New Trier is one of many schools thatRead More has already eliminated rank...their students are certainly competitive). What is happening is that some colleges give automatic scholarships for certain ACT levels...and sometimes they have a class rank component to them. So, for instance if a school offers X amount of money to a student who gets a 28 ACT and is in the top 25% of their class, and you fall below the 25%-your student will not get this scholarship. The catch is, if your school does not rank, your student will get this scholarship. Leadership at the more competitive schools are finding that their students may have a more rigorous schedule and a better GPA than someone at a less competitive school, yet their students are missing out on these scholarships. From my research and understanding, the movement to eliminate class rank is largely due to this scenario. I have 3 kids in high school, and agree with the sentiments of the poster above me--their are motivated by their own GPA and not by rank.
Fred Savage June 18, 2014 at 01:10 pm
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Pamela Stella June 16, 2014 at 12:12 pm
Illinois Institute of Technology/Rice Campus was proud to host the 2014 Entrepreneur Expo forRead More District 200 8th Graders. The young innovators were so excited to present their many interesting projects, no doubt it was very challenging to decide on the winners. Congratulations to Franklin Middle School! And a big shout out to all the kids who participated with such enthusiasm in incredible program!
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Tonya Hand Dring June 11, 2014 at 05:04 pm
I have 5 kids and with all of their homework, dinner, activities, showers, etc, we find it hard toRead More fit it all in. They have tons of homework and then it's hard to fall asleep immediately afterwards. I definitely think these kids shouldn't be starting school at 7:15 a.m.
Brian Howell June 11, 2014 at 10:52 pm
Research upon research backs this doctor up. Teens' body clock naturally move later (staying upRead More later and getting up later.) 7:15 start times are foolish and work AGAINST good learning. Elementary school starts at 9:15! It should be the opposite. Little kids pop out of bed bright and early. Teens? Not so much. That's biology.
Wendy June 15, 2014 at 10:40 am
I agree with the Doctor. Too many kids have extra curricular activities on top of doing homework,Read More eating, showering etc. High school start time is a bit too early for these kids.
Credit: Community Unit School District 200 website
Brian Wells June 10, 2014 at 06:59 pm
LOL! "He is leaving us in a good position." Are they referring to his cash position? OrRead More theirs?
Brian Wells June 10, 2014 at 07:03 pm
LOL! "He is leaving us in a good position." His cash position? Or theirs? !!
Daniel M. Vallo June 10, 2014 at 07:21 pm
I wonder what it would take to unseat these idots who so randomly squander taxpayers money? ARead More grassroots movement might just be the answer Mr. Wells! Are there like minded citizens who are angered at this free give-a-way?
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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 09:01 pm
We have to make people aware that our State is run by public employee Unions and we need court casesRead More like today which ruled that the California Teacher Tenure rules are unconstitutional so that we can change laws and vote people out of office who do not represent the interests of the public who pay the taxes.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 03:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 03:20 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
LetThemEatCake June 10, 2014 at 05:16 pm
Oh hey, I know where D200 can get $40,000 stat: his name is Brian Harris and he used to be theRead More District Superintendent
Vicki Schmidt May 6, 2014 at 04:46 pm
Most students did not know what the containers were for in their class rooms. Several dollar billsRead More were stolen from the containers. I am not sure this was "fun" for the students or families. But always glad to help a good cause.
A parent April 26, 2014 at 09:02 am
I couldn't help but to do some comparison between Stevenson and DHS as a resident in Deerfield,Read More since district has put up the news on the website. Operational spending per student is $16,839 in Stevenson and $20,821 in DHS. STEM ranking, #37 for Stevenson and #145 for DHS. I have been very disappointed in science teaching in DHS. Now I believe that there is some truth in the rankings.
Ying Shen April 27, 2014 at 10:05 am
都是公立高中么?
WLA May 1, 2014 at 07:18 am
I don't think magnet schools should be included. All the other schools have to take all students inRead More their district, magnet schools can pick and choose best students.
billy April 8, 2014 at 03:37 pm
Very interesting Glenbard CUSD 87 was not compared with Wheaton/Warrenville CUSD 200 schools in theRead More first 3 Engage200 CUSD200 meeting with residents. Not sure what that means in 10% mobility, test scores, achievements, disabilities, % on free lunches, 504 students needing coaching and the 65 languages in CUSD200 schools. Perhaps 4th Engage200 meeting will provide some comparison including teacher salaries and income per resident.
billy April 8, 2014 at 03:42 pm
Finally lacking comparison with CUSD 87 and CUSD 200 perhaps some part of the Engage200 cited 10%Read More mobility is moving from Wheaton Warrenville schools to Home Schooling, Private Schools and CUSD 87?
unheard April 10, 2014 at 07:05 am
At least Glenbard South has an activity bus. So many parents want the same and have voiced as muchRead More to WWSHS officials, all to no avail.
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